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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 14/08/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Official urged the public to cooperate with ambulances and not to impede their work by crowding the scene of the accident.The National Ambulance Company stated that it handled 586 emergency calls regarding different incidents across the Northern Emirates during the Eid holiday. Of these calls 362 were from Sharjah 102 from Ras al Khaimah 75 from Ajman 40 from Fujairah and seven from Umm Al Quwain. The calls reporting traffic accidents injuries accounted for 38 per cent.

Ahmed Al Hajeri Deputy CEO at the National Ambulance Company said that 95 per cent of ambulances were in use during Eid. “There was an improved response-time through the prompt provision of paramedics and services to handle the accidents across the Northern Emirates. The company handled the emergencies through the 24 ambulance-equipped locations across Sharjah Ajman Fujairah Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain” said Al Hajeri.

Al Hajeri said: “We received emergency calls on 999 and 997 and each call to the National Ambulance operations room was promptly handled through a case prioritising system. We then contacted the nearest patrol using advanced map software and tracking systems.”

In the event of an emergency Al Hajeri urged the public to cooperate with ambulances and not to impede their work by crowding the scene of the accident. These guidelines enable the medical teams to quickly reach the injured and provide them with the necessary treatment until they can be transported to the hospital.



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